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Program Contact: Coordinator of the Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum – 717-771-8413

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist Certification consists of five graduate-level courses taken with a cohort of other elementary and secondary teachers from the area. Courses are offered at the Penn State York campus and can be taken consecutively over five semesters.

Five Courses

  • EDUC 466: Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDUC 467: English Language Structure and Linguistics for English as a Second Language Teachers
  • EDUC 468: Language Acquisition for English as a Second Language Teachers
  • EDUC 469: Teaching English as a Second Language Methods and Assessment
  • EDUC 475: English as a Second Language Leadership, Research, and Advocacy

 

Due to requirements issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, each course will include field experiences that need to be completed by the student.